Commemorating Historic Resources
The intangible qualities and claims that define a community’s past are often not readily evident to members of the community or to visitors, but may be made accessible through interpretation and commemoration.
The lives of notable individuals and the events and activities that shaped the course of history are, however, essential aspects of our heritage, and necessary for any place to help define its identity. It is important that individuals and groups undertaking this kind of work do so with the highest standards possible, and with the kind of up-to-date approaches that define heritage activity in the 21st century.
The following entries, designed both for groups and individuals interested in this endeavour, provide information and guidance about a range of approaches that will ensure that Birtle’s history and heritage claims continue to play a vital role in the community’s identity.